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QFX5200 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for a QFX5200 installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Determine whether the QFX5200-32C will operate as a standalone switch or as a member in a Virtual Chassis. QFX5200-48Y and QFX5200-32C-L are supported only as a standalone switches.

Planning a Virtual Chassis Deployment using QFX Devices


Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed switch tolerances.

QFX5200 Environmental Requirements and Specifications




Measure the distance between external power sources and switch installation site.




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

QFX5200 Power System



Rack or Cabinet

Verify that your rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the switch.

QFX5200 Rack Requirements

QFX5200 Cabinet RequirementsDetermining QFX5200 Optical Interface Support



Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

QFX5200 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance



Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.





Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Determining QFX5200 Optical Interface Support



Plan the cable routing and management.